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Harriet Williamson

Harriet is a freelance journalist and an online content writer. She likes to cover fashion, feminism, mental health awareness and higher education.

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This is what 'generation rent' need to hear from Ed Miliband in order to vote Labour next year

Soaring student debt, a lack of affordable housing and draconian benefit sanctions: these are the things that matter to young voters

A smiley face sign is carried through the crowds as the sun sets on the first official day of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts in Somerset

How to handle summer if you're recovering from an eating disorder

It isn't easy. But bear these four points in mind...

Dov Charney, the founder, president and CEO of American Apparel

American Apparel's porntastic ads were just the icing on Dov Charney's sleaze cake

Goodbye and good riddance to the former CEO

If women are presented as sexualized objects ‘for the taking’, this strips them of complex personalities, desires, and the ability to live their lives free from harassment

Nuts magazine did women no favours - and its closure was long overdue

Women's sexualised bodies seemed to be everywhere in my adolescent days

This is an empty, cynical performance by two straight women

Not sexy: Rihanna and Shakira pose as lesbians for a music video - but where are they on LGBT rights?

This is an empty, cynical performance by two straight women

Lesbophobia is alive and well

Too often displays of affection in public attract male leering

‘Carrie’ is back in cinemas today. But horror is still being let down by films that hate women

Innovative horror is meant to push boundaries. Too much falls back on misogyny

Lagerfeld: 'I love what I do. That's the best motivation there is'

Debenhams unveils Size 16 mannequins. But fashion superstars like Karl Lagerfeld keep letting women down

The designer is doing a pretty good job of representing the worst of fashion

Why is there so much pressure on women to dress 'sexy' at Halloween?

You should be allowed to wear a sexy costume if you want - but why is it always the only option for women?

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

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Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

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